Jim Leparski

chef, cook, manager in Palos Heights, IL

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  • 15 Years Experience
  • 7y General Manager
  • 4y Other
  • 3y Sous Chef

Work History

Manager of Food & Beverage

Whispering Pines health Care Center at N Calumet Ave, Valpraiso, IN 00000


Oversaw 150 bed facility in Nutrition Services include charting and input to the MDS 3.0 and careplans. Had lower food and labor costs than budget.

Sous Chef

Holy Family Villa at 12220 Will Cook Rd, Palos Park, IL 60464


Ran the line for breakfast & lunch for 100 bed facility. Catered special events and parties. Help assisted in managerial duties

Executive Chef

Neon Moon Saloon at 8236 Kean Ave, Willow Springs, IL 60480


Helped open this small sit-down restaurant/bar. Menu, recipes, ordering, scheduling and executing cooking orders were my responsibilities. Closed


Loews-Cineplex Entertainment at River Oaks Drive, Calumet City, IL 00000


Responsible for 3 buildings, including financials, employee recruitment, and building maintenance. Worked with a management team of 5 to help establish the goals and budgets set by corporate. Assisted others in grounds keeping and building maintenance, including painting, plaster repair, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical issues. CLOSED DUE TO MERGER.

General Manager

We Cater To You at 83rd street, Burbank, IL 60459


Corporate caterer generated over $500,000. Annually. Made 500 meals on wheels daily. Ordered stock, paid bills, hired employees, fired employees, employee schedule, menu planning, and payroll including all tax forms. Was ‘hands on’ in the kitchen, made almost everything from scratch, showed my team how to efficiently mass produce items. Sold business.


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Joliet Jr. College

Joliet, IL
- Associate's Degree Graduated

AAS Culinary Arts, Associated in Applied Sciences of Culinary Arts

About Me

Culinary graduate with over 20 years of food service experience. Owned and operated my own catering company.

Skills and Credentials

IL Dept of Public Health Sanitation Certificate


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